free range pasture eggs
Our eggs are laid by happy pasture-raised, grain fed, free-range hens.
We will keep the number of chickens to fewer than 100 hens per hectare. This plan for low stocking density is something that we pride ourselves on, for the well-being of our chooks. Until we started this venture, we were unaware that most free-range chicken farms have anywhere between 1,500 - 10,000 hens per hectare!
The chooks on Lil's Farm have the freedom to enjoy dust bathing, flying and scratching for bugs and grubs at their leisure. We assure you that we believe our way is the key to both sustainable farming and ensuring that our girls have plenty of space to live a happy and healthy life. Our Gypsy chickens will live in the best conditions out in the open pastures, enjoying their freedom to roam.
In February 2018, our beautiful daughter Lily Grace was killed in a tragic 4WD accident at the age of 20. In the grief-stricken days that followed, a vision was born out of the deep love that a mother has for her daughter.
On Lily’s bucket list was a dream to own a bush block, have pasture-raised chooks, sell their free-range eggs while operating a beauty salon on the farm.
Within a few weeks of Lily’s death, we secured a lease on a 50-acre property in Somerville and Lil's Farm and the Yolky Dokey pasture-raised egg dream was to become a reality.
Lil's Farm has around 1500 'gypsy' chooks who roam free during the day and sleep in caravans at night, with four alpacas and two Maremma dogs as guardians to protect their brood.
Lil's dream could not have been made a reality without the dedication and support from her friends and family.
We thank you all for #doingitforlila
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